Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) Share Price

Headlines about Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Royal Dutch Shell earned a coverage optimism score of 0.56 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the company an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Royal Dutch Shell’s score:

Shares of LON:RDSA opened at GBX 2,489.51 ($32.53) on Wednesday. Royal Dutch Shell has a 52-week low of GBX 2,479 ($32.39) and a 52-week high of GBX 2,525.50 ($33.00). The company has a market capitalization of $204.85 billion and a P/E ratio of 889.11. The company has a current ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 37.93.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 14th were paid a $0.47 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 14th. This represents a yield of 1.58%. Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 51.43%.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on RDSA shares. Jefferies Financial Group decreased their target price on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 3,350 ($43.77) to GBX 2,950 ($38.55) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 9th. HSBC decreased their target price on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,840 ($37.11) to GBX 2,640 ($34.50) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,700 ($35.28) to GBX 2,850 ($37.24) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, April 12th. Finally, Barclays restated an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 3,250 ($42.47) price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Thursday, April 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. Royal Dutch Shell presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 2,970.38 ($38.81).

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Royal Dutch Shell Company Profile

Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an energy and petrochemical company worldwide. The company operates through Integrated Gas, Upstream, and Downstream segments. It explores for, and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids; markets and transports oil and gas; produces gas-to-liquids fuels and other products; and operates upstream and midstream infrastructure necessary to deliver gas to market.

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